10 Orlando Food Events in April


Easter and Passover are right around the corner, but holidays aren’t the only time to get together over good food. From gardening to jazz to cooking classes, you won’t be bored—or hungry—in Orlando this April. 

  1. Long and Scott Farms officially opens for the spring season on Tuesday, April 23rd. Head to the farm to pick up the freshest produce available, or enjoy a snack at their Country Market & Cafe. 
  2. UF/IFAS Extension teaches you how to grow vegetables in containers on Saturday, April 13th.  This event is perfect if you are interested in learning how to grow vegetables, but don’t have enough room for a full outdoor garden. 
  3. Taste of Winter Park is at the Winter Park Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 17th. Showcasing over 40 of Orlando’s top chefs, bakers, and caterers, you won’t want to miss this event. There will also be beer and wine pairings, and a signature cocktail featuring Hendrick’s Gin. 
  4. Tapa Toro’s second En La Cocina cooking class is on Thursday, April 25th. Learn how to make cornbread with piquillo butter, wedge salad, and individual clam bakes, as well as a mystery dessert. 
  5. On Thursday, April 11th, Carly Paige of Fit Living Eats is hosting a cooking class. Learn how to cook foods that follow the anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet, such as cauliflower rice pilaf and falafel lettuce wraps.  
  6. The Alfond Inn invites you to Get Your Jazz On on Friday, April 26th. Enjoy unlimited wine, beer and craft cocktails, along with plenty of delicious food. The Buzzcats will provide entertainment for the evening. 
  7. On Sunday, April 14th, East End Market is hosting Poutine Palooza. This event, benefitting Fleet Farming, allows guests to sample multiple poutines and vote for the winner.  There will also be Canadian beer, wine, cocktails, and desserts. 
  8. Edible Education Experience chef night for the month of April is featuring the dynamic duo of the chef and pastry chef behind Prato, LUMA on Park and Luke’s. On Thursday, April 4th, Brandon McGlamery and Brian Cernell will teach you how to create hand rolled pasta and decadent desserts. 
  9. If you love fresh blueberries and you love to run, join Chapman’s Double C Bar Ranch on Saturday, April 6thfor a fun-filled 5K. This 3.1 mile run will take you through their ranch and blueberry farm in Osceola County. 
  10. Join the American Cancer Society for the 20th anniversary of the Cattle Baron’s Ball. On Saturday, April 6th, sample food from Orlando’s finest chefs, as well as participate in a silent auction. Plus, proceeds go towards the fight against cancer.